8 glasses of water a day?

@pierrella (1088)
Philippines
April 10, 2010 6:22am CST
Based on research, a person should drink 8 glasses of water a day. Now, since it's summer in the Philippines, I should be drinking more than 8 glasses per day. However, I noticed that I've been drinking less. And sometimes, the effect of that is head ache. How many glasses of water do you drink each day and what is its effects on you?
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• Indonesia
10 Apr 10
I drink water is about more than 10 glass in a day, i also smoke (very hard smoker). And lucky me, till now i never have a seriouslly ill. I always doing this, everytime I wake up in the morning, I always drink warm water, and about 9 - 10 am, i drink 1 glass again. At 12-2 pm after lunch I drink 2-3 glass. at 4-6 pm i drink 1 glass After dinner i usually drink 2-3 glass And the last before go to bed, 1 more. That's just i drink from fresh water, not include i drink tea or coffee. What i want to say is, it is good to drink fresh water cause it can eliminate toxine from your body.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
10 Apr 10
I've heard of people drinking warm water, but I'm not sure why. I've also heard of people drinking very ice cold water to boost the metabolism.
@pierrella (1088)
• Philippines
11 Apr 10
Some of my friends are drinking warm water as well. What is it with warm water? A friend also said that she drink cold water to keep her awake :)
• Philippines
10 Apr 10
We all experience dryness now in the Philippines, and how I wish it would rain a lot pretty soon. I am having headache also everyday, especially after waking up. I don't have a problem drinking water a lot because I used to it even it's not too hot. But I have to increase my water intake nowadays, to avoid dehydration. This would help us avoid possible illnesses due to the weather condition.
@pierrella (1088)
• Philippines
10 Apr 10
Headaches are every where. I feel it when I don't drink enough water or whenever my eyes are exposed to the sun. Or when I just came from under the sun then I immediately enter a mall or somewhere with an air condition.
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• Bulgaria
13 Apr 10
As a child I used to drink a much of water, but now I drink maybe 1 l. per day and 2-2.5 l. in summer hot days
@voldrox (7205)
• India
10 Apr 10
Hi there, it has been one of the most stressful days for me, i had a survey to take and that too under the sun, i was there for 5 hours straight under the sun and it's so hot over here, mostly crossing 43 degree Celsius ... I was stressed out, drank lots and lots of cold water... Yes 8 glasses of water would be good for a day, but they say drink lots and lots of water when ever you feel thirsty, that is enough for the body but yeah the more you drink the better it would be.
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@pierrella (1088)
• Philippines
10 Apr 10
43 degrees Celsius?? wow! That is really hot. I think the weather in our country right now only reaches up to around 36 degrees Celsius. The hotter your country is, the more water you should drink because of perspiration.
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@voldrox (7205)
• India
11 Apr 10
Pierrella that is very hot, yeah we even have had temperatures going upto 47 at times :( .. i don't remember but yesterday i guess more than 3 liters of water that is for sure, i was drinking quite frequently, i was so exhausted too, but well it was all yesterday and today is good day.
• United Kingdom
10 Apr 10
Water is said to be essential for good health.The functions of water in human body are vital.It serves the following major functions: *Transports nutrients and oxygen into cells. *Moisturizes the air in lungs. *Helps with metabolism. *Helps in protecting the vital organs. *Helps these organs to absorb nutrients better. *Regulates body temperature. *Acts as a Detoxifying Agent. *Protects and moisturizes our joints. Unfortunately,I am not able to keep track of my daily water consumption but I make it a point to drink as much as it is possible for me.So,you keep doing the same and check out the results yourself.
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@pierrella (1088)
• Philippines
11 Apr 10
Cool, thanks for the informative reply :) Yes, I actually started drinking lots of water this morning haha!
• Philippines
10 Apr 10
I am not sure how many glasses of water I consumed a day.I can estimate it lower than five glasses. But this last Friday I woke in the morning at 5am just to drink 5 glasses of water. I felt I want to vomit because my stomach was full, but by doing that I really relieved my body for hot temperature and I noticed my skin was not dry, so I drink again this morning. So far as I counted I already drink 8 glasses of water now. We can all do that, drink 10 glasses is just easy, the only problem is we have to remember it or we set an alarm.
@pierrella (1088)
• Philippines
10 Apr 10
Wow, 5 glasses straight. How is that possible? Or.. am I just not normal? haha! Because I really can't drink more than 3 glasses of water straight.
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@Sreekala (22880)
• India
10 Apr 10
Hi pierrella, I don’t know the exact amount of water I drink in a day. But I guess it must be less than eight glasses. I may drink two glasses of water in the morning as first thing at wake up time. Now the summer is going on so there is no laziness to drink water and we may automatically search the water bottle more frequently. Still I am not sure whether I am drinking enough water for the day.
@pierrella (1088)
• Philippines
10 Apr 10
lol, sometimes I don't keep track but I realize that head ache occurs more often so maybe I'm not drinking enough water daily. Maybe I should change my routine haha
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@wll521998 (109)
10 Apr 10
drink water everyday indeed can bring you lots of benifits. in the past, i just drink one glass water average every day.the reson change me this habet is a very interesting story. the house i rent now is a two bedrooms flat,big with no furnitures. and in the winter, the heater cant work really well.the whole roon quite like a big fridge. so in order to keep myself warm,i have to drink lots of warm water everyday and finnaly i cant live without water. but i prefer to drink tea especilly.
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• United States
10 Apr 10
I drink at least two, 1liter bottles a day. I get cramps from dehydration and during pregnancy they can get really bad, then again during pregnancy you are supposed to drink a gallon of water a day so I guess that's why.
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@greyz7 (860)
• Philippines
10 Apr 10
hi, drinking lots of water is very much healthy. it hydrates us and also is a good way in cleansing or eliminating our waste products through urination. There's no substitute in drinking but water. Especially during summer, we should drink water to prevent dehydration or heat stroke.
@anjyell (127)
• India
10 Apr 10
I love to drink loads of water.I start my day in the morning drinking one or two glasses of water as a daily routine.I never counted but within every hour or two I consume one glass of water.
@sheanne (440)
• Philippines
10 Apr 10
Hello pierrella, I drink 8-10 glasses of water a day, to rehydrate from this excoriating heat. If I drink less than 8 glasses I feel I need more air to breathe in so exhausted, sometimes I got head ache too.
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• Philippines
10 Apr 10
I do usually drink when i woke up like 3 to 4 glasses well not really everyday coz sometimes i forgot especially when im in hurry i directly go to take shower hehehe.. but i think i drink like 7 to 8 glasses daily and it makes me feel good than drinking less.
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
11 Apr 10
I definitely don't get my eight glasses of pure water per day, but I'll have a glass or two of plain water/iced water, some juice, some pop, and sometimes a shake or coffee. I'm sure even with all this I'm not getting my necessary water, but it seems hard to me for some reason! When it's warmer out, I tend to get more thirsty so I try to dream more water. When I drink coffee, sometimes I'll get a headache...same effect when I have pop sometimes. Sometimes I'll get a headache, and it'll go away when I drink coffee or pop. It's weird, but I know it's probably due to the caffeine, so I try to stay away from that if I can. I prefer water and juice, if it is something I can get. If I'm at work and didn't bring anything to drink, I'll have either water or coffee since both are available to me there. Ever once in a while, I'll get slightly dehydrated and have a headache. I can tell then that I need water. I won't drink pop because I've heard that dehydrates you. Have you heard this also? Good discussion.
@pierrella (1088)
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
Thanks. I'm not really familiar with pop causes dehydration. I'm pretty sure lots of people drink this and people should do their research. Coffee is good when it is brewed. Instant coffee is full of caffeine. I heard that it loses nutrients when heated more than a certain temperature.
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
12 Apr 10
That is really interesting - thanks for sharing!
@pierrella (1088)
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
haha Yeah, my dad wanted to enter the coffee industry once lol. he just shared that with me :)
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
10 Apr 10
There are days I don't drink any water at all but I am trying to get back into drinking only water. When I do drink water the only effect on me is that I need to go to the ladies room more!
@pierrella (1088)
• Philippines
11 Apr 10
hahaha! Why don't you drink water at all? Isn't the feeling weird?
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
11 Apr 10
I do drink water some days, just not every day. Sometimes I Crave water while other days I really don't.
• Canada
11 Apr 10
I drink about 5 liters a day or at least try to. I heard that your supposed to drink 1 liter of water for every 40lbs of body weight and I'm just over 200lbs so like I said I try to get in 5 liters.
@pierrella (1088)
• Philippines
11 Apr 10
oh, I see. So I should be drinking around 3 liters then :)
• Philippines
11 Apr 10
Me, i drink more the 8 glasses of water a day especially i am pregnant so need more water to drink to prevent dehydration. We mush drink more water for us to have a good circulation in our body system, it really helps especially also if you have cough or fever it will eliminates your feelings.
@pierrella (1088)
• Philippines
11 Apr 10
Good luck with your baby :) Is it a boy or a girl? I bet you're excited :)
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
11 Apr 10
I always drink more than eight glasses of water in a day. And in this intense summer heat, I tend to drink more. I get sick if I don't get to drink at least eight glasses of water in a day. I also don't like carbonated or sweetened drinks, so my fluid intake only consists of water.
@pierrella (1088)
• Philippines
11 Apr 10
I don't take in carbonated drinks, too. I don't drink sodas unless it is the only option in a particular restaurant. I've been more into teas lately, and of course, water :)
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
11 Nov 10
If I'm not doing something out of the ordinary, then I will try to make sure that I am drinking at least eight glasses of water in the course of the day. However, when I am going out to workout, then I will drink a lot more than eight glasses of water in the course of the day. I tend to drink at least an extra three glasses of water if I am going out walking because of the fact that I carry a water bottle with me at all times.
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
12 Apr 10
If I only drank 8 glasses of water in the summer, I'd be very sick. I drink about 20 glasses during the hot weather. If I'm outside, I'll drink even more. Good for me, I love water. I hate sodas.
@Ruskim (37)
• Norway
12 Apr 10
if i take arnd 2-3 a day i will fell drowsy n weak bt if i take 6-8 glasses i will be ok